No really

The best time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining

T-shirt horror
Terrorist have one goal – terrorize


A military friend told me that if we think 9/11 was awful, we haven’t seen anything yet.

He said imagine terrorists sneaking a nuclear bomb onto a container ship and the ship ends up docking at a port like New York City.

If we think 3k (innocent) American casualties was horrendous, image 3M.

Got it?

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No really

A life lesson from a cab driver?

Wall mural with quotes
Some things are hard to decipher, Dave’s message was not


He had no money when he arrived in 1973, just a piece of paper (a passport-like travel document). No relatives, no friends, didn’t speak English.

What got our conversation started was him asking me what I do for a living. Professional speaker, here yesterday to teach Creativity and Innovation at Corporate College to the regional business community.

He has always been self-employed. Gas stations, shipping, transportation, etc. But in 2008, the EPA fined him $400,000. He went to get a loan from his long-time banker. The banker’s hands were tied. It was 2008 and the world’s economic walls were crumbling.

Eventually he paid an environmental lawyer $40,000 and then paid the EPA $10k instead of $400k.

In this same time period, he discovered his wife was seeing someone else. They divorced.

He thinks people who complain about trivial things are a joke.

Shared a smile, thanked him and told him it was a great blessing to meet him.

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So What?

Adversity doesn’t develop character, it reveals it

leadership characteristics
some leaders are always looking for more power
power struggle
was power, greed at the root?

Adversity doesn’t develop character, it reveals it. Terrorists, and peaceful people, have leaders. And every leader is telling a story about what they value, whether they are aware of it or not.

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